I cheated at church. My best friend and I explored every corner as children. She led me to secret passageways, and we somehow slid through. These abstractions surface in my dreams occasionally, passages in wrinkled waves, lit with golden honeysuckle and bitter dandelions.
Women in the restaurant and foodservice industry have played an integral role throughout our country's history. One of our earliest restaurateurs, Christiana Campbell was a tavern-keeper in Williamsburg, Va.
Even among those who support women in ministry, there can be a blind spot when it comes to understanding the long history and entrenched views about women in positions of leadership and influence, particularly in the church.
Women's History Month is the time to recognize women who have made incredible changes in the past. In the more recent years, many women have used media to help gain awareness of issues they feel strongly about.
While there have been so many exceptional women who have worked hard for the progress we have made throughout the past several decades, I wanted to point out a few women throughout history who were particularly successful because they had a plan.
Man or woman, C-suite leaders can learn a lot from the best of the best - people I admire for their tenacity, ingenuity and intelligence. Take a few notes from Mayer and what some of my favorite women in business are doing, and you can go far.
The environment for women is better, yet my fellow female entrepreneurs and I find that the way we look still plays more of a role in how we are perceived than we would like. We're not necessarily taken seriously until we speak and even then, we have to prove our merit over and over again.
Too many of my books from college classes eventually got returned, traded, or sold as I moved around -- but their worlds stayed with me. They had changed me, not only in the ways that they boldly portrayed histories previously unknown to me, but also by inspiring me to explore.
It turns out that dozens and dozens of our lamps were designed not by Louis Comfort Tiffany or any of the men under his supervision, but by a young woman named Clara Driscoll.
In order for us to continue to be prolific innovators, we need to attract the best minds to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields -- and half of those minds belong to women.
In honor of this month -- and all women and girls who strive to make their mark at school, at work or on an even bigger stage -- I want to share some inspiration and guidance I've gleaned from the women I admire.
The world needs us, our children and our children's children need us. It is not only our right to tell our stories, it is our responsibility.
The recognition of women's contributions should not be relegated to the single month of March as the gender gap still exists, but we can reflect on ways to expand women's rights around the globe by celebrating (and studying) the work of today's female trailblazers.
The beginning of March heralds the start of Women's History Month celebrations and the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) -- the advisory panel ...
As the feminist movement evolves, we must stay committed to not only seeking to raise the collective voice of women but also to ensuring that voice reflects the rich diversity of women.
Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech initially received applause. When she further commented backstage, the Twitter verse turned on her. Being a woman in a "man's world" is stressful enough.